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Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance

Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance


Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 5:45am


Register now for the
2013 Winter Intensive
January 2 - 18, 2013

The Winter Intensive offers dancers a rigorous program in Martha Graham Technique, Martha Graham Repertory, and Dance Composition. The course is specifically designed for students and professionals who are unable to attend the Martha Graham School year-round or who wish to progress rapidly in the Martha Graham Technique. The course concludes with Studio Showings by Intensive students.

Students may enroll for the entire program or for individual weeks, depending upon class requirements.

Martha Graham Technique

In developing her technique, Martha Graham experimented with basic human movement, beginning with the most elemental movements of contraction and release. Using these principles as the foundation for her technique, she built a vocabulary of movement that would "increase the emotional activity of the dancer's body."

Level 1
For students who wish to learn the basics of the Martha Graham Technique and accelerate rapidly
Week 1: W-S 9:00-11:30
Week 2&3: M-F 9:00-11:00

Level 2
For students with strong elementary background in Martha Graham Technique who wish to accelerate rapidly
Week 1 W-S 11:30-2:00
Week 2&3: M-F 11:00-1:00

Level 3*
For students with a strong Intermediate background in Martha Graham Technique who wish to increase facility
Week 1: W-S 2:00-4:30
Week 2&3: M-F 1:00-3:00

Level 4*
For students and professionals with extensive experience in Martha Graham Technique who wish to deepen physical mastery
Week 1: W-S 9:30-12:00
Week 2&3: M-F 10:00-12:00

*Attendance in this level requires prior approval. All Students will be evaluated during the first two days to
ensure appropriate class placement.

All classes will be taught at 63rd Street location except for the Advanced/Company (Level 4) class and the Open Mixed class that will be taught at our Westbeth location.

Repertory Workshops
Martha Graham's ballets were inspired by a wide variety of sources, including modern painting, the American frontier, religious ceremonies of Native Americans, and Greek mythology.

January 2-18

Advanced Repertory*: (Level 3 and 4)
Week 1: W, TH, F
4:30 - 6:00
Week 2&3: M, T, W
3:00 - 4:30

Beginner/Intermediate Repertory: (Level 1 and 2)
Week 1: W, TH, F 4:30 - 6:00
Week 2&3: M, W, TH 3:00 - 4:30

SPECIAL Men's Repertory Workshop: (All levels)
Learn repertory from PHAEDRA, which the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform at the Joyce Theater during their two week season, February 20-March 3, 2013

Week 1: W 6:00 - 7:30 TH, S 4:30 - 6:00
Week 2&3: T, F 3:00 - 4:30 W 4:30 - 6:00

*Attendance in this level requires prior approval
*Note: Martha Graham Technique class is required for all repertory students. Repertory must be attended for the full three weeks. The repertory and composition classes will culminate into a studio showing on Friday January 18 at 3:00PM.

Students explore the fundamentals of dance creation through various exercises.

All Levels:
Week 1: TH, F, S
Week 2&3: M, T, TH 4:30-6:00

Note: Composition must be attended for the full three weeks. Composition may be taken without technique or repertory. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior class time to warm-up.

Week 1: W, F, 2:15-3:45
Week 2&3: T, TH 1:15-2:45

Open Mixed Class
M, T: 6:30-8:00

To Register:
Click here for the brochure!
Click here to download the registration form
and fax or email to Olga Alagiozidou at (212) 838-0339
or oalagiozidou@marthagraham.org

Audition Date for Professional Programs

Saturday, January 12th
LEVEL 1&2: 11:00 -12:00
LEVEL 3&4: 12:30-1:30
(all auditions at 55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor)

A full-time program for student dancers at all levels who wish to engage in a rigorous course of study in the Martha Graham Technique. Students may enter the Independent Program to prepare for acceptance into the Professional Training Program. Students enroll per semester and may remain in the program for up to two years.

A two-year, full-time program leading to a Certificate of Completion. The Professional Training Program provides in-depth studies at professional standards in Martha Graham Technique, repertory, composition, history, music, pedagogy, acting, and performance. The Professional Training Program is for dancers with demonstrated professional potential. Admission is by audition or faculty recommendation only.

Upon completing the Professional Training Program students may elect to remain in the Post Certificate Program for advanced studies in technique, repertory, composition, performance, and
individual projects. The Post Certificate Program is a one-year, full-time, individualized program culminating in a thesis-equivalent event, which can be in the form of a performance, pedagogical study, choreographic work, writing or an internship in one of the departments of the Martha Graham Center.

A one year, full-time program for advanced and professional level students wishing to prepare for careers in teaching dance. The program focuses on teaching approaches and methodology for
teaching the Martha Graham Technique and an overall approach in teaching within the public school system.

Graham II is the pre-professional troupe of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, selected from the most advanced students at the Martha Graham School. Graham II performs in
New York City public schools enlightening students about Graham's Technique and repertory. Graham II also performs for audiences on a national and international level, in addition to an annual New York season. While in Graham II, dancers may be given the opportunity to apprentice with the Martha Graham Dance Company.
All classes will be taught at our Upper East Side location except for the Advanced/Company (Level 4) class and the Open Mixed class, which will be taught at our Westbeth location.

Upper East Side: 316 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

Westbeth: 55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10014

Tel: 212.229.9200, x30 Fax: 212.838.0339

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